raw food diet

Harvest Dehydrator

October 31, 2011

One of the questions that I get constantly is whether raw food recipes that involve a dehydrator can be made with an oven instead. Unless your oven can be set below 118 degrees, the answer is no – even convection ovens don’t have the airflow needed for effective dehydration, and the concentrated heat destroys key nutrients […]

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Raw Pumpkin Cranberry Ginger Parfaits!

October 25, 2011
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Raw Pumpkin? YES! It is super healthy (read about pumpkin here: raw pumpkin spice cookies), plentiful at this time of year and tastes great! I have a friend who is very raw food adverse, only because she really hasn’t tried anything. She stopped over as I was making these. I asked her if she wanted to try […]

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Homemade Coconut Butter

October 19, 2011
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I love coconut butter. You will notice that in many of my recipes, I use coconut butter instead of coconut oil. Why? Because it has a richer flavor and a better texture than coconut oil. But coconut butter is both expensive and hard for some people to find. The solution? Make your own. But be […]

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Raw Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

October 14, 2011
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It is pumpkin time! Those beautiful orange globes that light up the halloween season are also very high on the “good for you” scale! Pumpkins are full of caroteniods, a pigment which helps protect your cells from the damage of free radicals, are full of vitamin A, and enhance your imune system. They are also […]

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Holiday E-Book Sale!

October 10, 2011

Sale Price: 9.95  (originally 12.95) Sale has ended The holidays are right around the corner! It is a great time to start thinking about holiday food for your parties and entertaining. This beautiful Raw Food E-Book contains 14 spectacular, delicious, easy recipes that will amaze you, your family and your friends. Ease of preparation is key […]

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Pears with Cacao Ganache and Cinnamon

October 7, 2011
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Making an impressive dessert for company doesn’t have to difficult and it can be nutritious! This simple recipe calls for a thin coating of cacao ganache, topped with almonds and pecans that have wonderful fall spices mixed in. It comes together quickly, tastes marvelous and looks beautiful! One pear easily serves two people.

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Butternut Squash with White Wine Mushroom and Sage

September 27, 2011
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Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crisp feel in the air and the exploding colors as the trees move into their their winter slumber. The raw foods I love start to change from the light, fresh summer fruits to the heavier root vegetables. Seasoning starts to speak of sage and cinnamon. […]

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Raw Vegan Lasagna

September 15, 2011
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I have been wanting to create a recipe for raw lasagna for a while now. Today was the day and I am pretty excited about how this turned out. I mixed things up a bit by making a spinach-walnut pesto, a delicious tomato sauce, an exciting cashew cheese and using some traditional sausage herbs, a […]

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100% Smart

September 14, 2011
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I am often asked if I eat a 100% raw diet. If you have been hanging out with us, you already know the answer. I do not. The majority of my diet (80-100%) is raw. In the summer, I eat almost all raw food. But when dealing with winter and also social situations, I allow […]

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Tomato Spinach Tart

September 7, 2011
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  Fall is in the air, the evenings are getting cooler and my dehydrator is humming again! During the summer, dinner is almost always a hearty salad made with fresh finds from the farmer’s market. But as the evenings cool off, I find myself wanting something a little more substantial and the raw food recipes […]

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A Walk in the Woods

September 6, 2011
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  At some point last week, the heat and the humidity finally broke. The air cleared and the temperature dropped. A hint of fall was in the air and I knew it was time to get back to my favorite hiking spot. My mind-clearing, inspiring, electronic free, nature’s playground spot. This place that I walk […]

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Hearty Heirloom Tomato Salad

August 30, 2011
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  Having just returned from a wonderful trip to the San Francisco area, I was greeted by an empty refrigerator this morning. My first errand? A trip to the farmer’s market, of course! As I browsed the isles, the tomatoes started calling to me. Wanting something fresh for dinner, I started searching for more ingredients. […]

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Raw Food: Ingredients and Substitutions

August 24, 2011
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  Recently, I made dinner for a friend. Not too unusual but I was in California, not Minnesota, in someone else’s kitchen and without my normal ingredients. Wanting to get dinner done fast, I made one of the recipes from the Rawmazing Transition book, Black Beans with Mango Avocado Pineapple Salsa and Lime Cream. The […]

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Ground Cherries

August 17, 2011
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“Ping me when you are up!” The email was sitting at the top of my in-box from my friend, Susan Berkson, the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market queen. She hosts a weekly radio show called “Fresh and Local” and is all about the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. I jumped on video chat and was enthusiastically greeted with, “Ground cherries are in […]

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Practically Green!

August 15, 2011
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I seem to be finding treasures everywhere these days. Recently, at a dinner I was invited to I met Micaela Preston, a fellow author and green living advocate. I was so impressed with her and her book, “Practically Green” I asked her to write a post for Rawmazing. I think you will love the information […]

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Transitioning to Raw Food

August 10, 2011
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Forbidden Rice with Pineapple and Sweet and Sour – recipe below (from Rawmazing’s Transitional Foods E-Book) It happens all the time. People hear about my involvement with raw food and it starts. “You mean like sushi?”, or “I could never eat that way”. Some look at me like I just landed from another planet, and should probably […]

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